Skills

An angel appears in a puff of smoke to a man and says to him, “Because you have lived a good and virtuous life, I can offer you a gift: you can be the most handsome man in the world, or you can have infinite wisdom, or you can have limitless wealth.” Reflecting, the man says, […]

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“If you approach a negotiation thinking the other guy thinks like you, you are wrong.” – Chris Voss, Author of the best-seller “Never split the difference”. Whenever I meet a fellow independent consultant, I’m instantly curious about a lot of aspects of their professional life. Where they work, what are their rates, any area for collaboration…But […]

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This single magic technique solves procrastination AND keeps you aligned with your goalsThe BEST technique to Avoid Procrastination and stay on courseWhat if I told you that there is a magic tool that big corporations use, that makes their planning rock-solid?That you could use it for yourself and avoid procrastination and burn-out?A big reason for […]

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Are you at the right company? Quick Jump Are you at the right company?Flag #1: If your career plan doesn’t fit company’s plan for YOU, it is the writing on the wall. Flag #2: You aren’t learning Flag #3: Company’s strategy is in conflict with your career aspirationsFlag #4: You aren’t surrounded by top performers Flag #5: Culture […]

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Is wanting to earn more evil? 😈😈I joined a gym and asked the trainer, “I want to impress beautiful girls, which machine should I use?”He said, “Try the ATM outside” To this day I’m still terrified to come off as a sales-y, valueless person who just wants more money. I’ve grown up in a collectivist, […]

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Is the eternal seach of information harmful?There was once an old master in karate, talking wisdom into his pupil.- My dear pupil, have you seen the gulls flying by the setting sun and their wings seeming like flames?- Yes, my master, I have.- And a waterfall, spilling mightily over the stones without taking anything out […]

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I just jumped off of a coaching call with a client. She’s a successful PM and has an excellent track record of delivery. A true gem. Her company informed her two weeks ago that they can’t afford her salary anymore. She became too expensive. Would she be interested in becoming an independent? What did I […]

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SMASH! (***glasses shattering***) In anticipation of a devastating car crash, I broke out of the house. I didn’t have to search for long, there it was right in front of me:  an old Citroen was midway into the rear of a brand new BMW jeep. Imagine something like this: I immediately went to check both [...]

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The Impossible Question I had the opportunity to work with many companies in my 15 + years of management consultancy experience in IT, ranging from startups to Fortune 500 industry giants. Despite being unique in every other way, they all had this profile in each one of them, without fail: Let’s call him Jon. Jon [...]

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